FIA investigates Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff for conflict of interest



by LORENZO CIOTTI

FIA investigates Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff for conflict of interest
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It was sensational what is happening in Formula 1: FIA has launched an investigation into an alleged conflict of interest between Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff and his wife Susie, general director of the F1 Academy, a women's competition managed by Fom.

According to what transpires, the two exchanged important information that should have remained confidential. The main teams of the F1 World Championships have shared statements to highlight how they are not involved in having informed the FIA about these alleged violations by Wolff and his wife.

Mercedes, however, has not yet taken a clear position on the matter, unlike what Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren immediately did.

Who is Susie, Toto Wolff's wife

Wolff is married to former Scottish racing driver Susie Stoddart.

On April 11, 2017, Susie announced on Twitter that she had given birth to her first child, Jack Wolff, the previous day. She also has two children from a previous marriage, Benedict and Rosa. She lives in Ermatingen, Lake Constance, Switzerland.

Wolff is vice president of the Mary Bendet Foundation, founded in memory of a schoolmate who was a role model for a generation of friends. The Foundation aims to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged children. Wolff was awarded an honorary doctorate from Cranfield University for his services to Motorsport in May 2021.

In November 2021, Wolff was appointed an Associate Fellowship of the Oxford Saïd Business School for two years to bring his understanding of high performance culture, team leadership and personal effectiveness from the slopes into the classroom.

In February 2022, Wolff's leadership at Mercedes was the subject of a Harvard Business School case study, by Anita Elberse. Wolff visited Harvard on March 3, 2022, to teach the case study to students and lead a discussion on high-performance leadership and organizational culture.

In May 2022, Wolff was named an Executive Fellow of Harvard Business School, in which he will serve as faculty alongside Professor Anita Elberse.

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